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Ilya Gurevich vs Jonathan Speelman
16th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1992), London ENG, rd 7, Aug-28
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation (B10)  ·  0-1



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  samvega: Botvinnik-like pawn advances.
Mar-23-05  Landman: And a Janet-Jackson-like naked King.
Mar-23-05  hkannan2000: Last but not least a vice like grip by the black piecies.
Mar-24-05  RookFile: Not sure what the big idea was behind Bxd7, he got owned on the white squares later.
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  samvega: A quick survey of the db shows 8.Bxd7 is the common move, with wins for both colors. Retreating the bishop loses tempo and isn't obviously superior. Where white wins in this variation it appears to be due to dominance of the dark squares.
Mar-24-05  RookFile: I'm sure you're right that Bxd7 is
common, but am sure that the "world
master", (Emanuel Lasker) would have
played the retreat Be2.

In the game, black's bishop just sits
on d5, dominating the board with
laser beams shot right into the heart
of white's position.

Mar-24-05  weirdoid: Why not 34 ... Bd3? Or did white play 34. Rd2 instead of Re2?
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  tpstar: <weirdoid> A good point about move order. 34 ... Bd3!? allows 35. Rxe7+!? Kxe7 36. Bxh4+ & 37. Re1 and White plays on. Instead 34 ... Bg5+ 35. Ke5 Bd3 wins a piece because the Bf2 loses one defender. Powerful play by Speelman.

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